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Consolidation - Key to Transportation Progress is a February 1961 folder published to promote the proposed BN merger (from the collection of Dave Sprau). 

WARNING:  These are large .jpg files (250k to 350k) and may take a while to download (especially if you're on a dial-up connection).  Click on the thumbnailed picture to view the page of your choice.  Below each page is a brief description.

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Front Cover

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Page 2 - merger overview

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Page 3 - maps of GN, NP and CB&Q

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Page 4 - map of proposed Great Northern Pacific & Burlington (Lines West)

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Page 5 - map of proposed Great Northern Pacific & Burlington (Lines East)

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Page 6 - Mileage, Employes, Revenues, Operating Districts

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Page 7 - Four major benefits from consolidation

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Page 8 - Faster freight service

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Page 9 - Faster freight service, Part 2

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Page 10 - Improved freight car supply

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Page 11 - Wider routing with more valuable transit and diversion privileges

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Page 12 - More capital for modernization and improvements

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Page 13 - Major installations proposed under consolidation

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Page 14 - Railway Employment and Consolidation

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Page 15 - Passenger train service by consolidated railroad

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Page 16 - Consolidation will preserve and increase healthy competition

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Page 17 - Rail mileage must be cut to compete with shorter Interstate highways

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Page 18 - Consolidation called move in public interest by editors

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Page 19 - Quote from Senator George A. Smathers

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Page 20 - Back Cover with logos